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Construction in Edinburg totals $82 million during first third of 2016, EEDC announces

Featured, from left: Karina Cardoza, Governmental Relations Consultant, Pharr Economic Development Corporation; Keith Patridge, President and CEO, McAllen Economic Development Corporation; Hidalgo County Commissioner Precinct 4 Joseph Palacios; Hidalgo County Commissioner Precinct 3 Joe M. Flores; Hidalgo County Judge Ramón García; Hidalgo County Commissioner Precinct 2 Eduardo “Eddie” Cantu; Hidalgo County Commissioner Precinct 1 A.C. Cuellar, Jr.; Cynthia Garza, Director of Business Development & Infrastructure, Pharr Economic Development Corporation; and Sergio Contreras, Executive Director, Pharr Economic Development Corporation. In honor of the 90th anniversary of the International Economic Development Corporation, the Commissioners Court designated May 8-14 as Economic Development Week in Hidalgo County.

Photograph Courtesy JULIA BENÍTEZ SULLIVAN

Construction and related building activities in Edinburg totaled almost $17 million for April 2016, bringing the total value of construction activities in the city to more than $82 million during the first four months of the year, the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation has announced. The latest positive data comes as the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, designated May 8-14 as Economic Development Week in Hidalgo County. This year represents the 90th anniversary of the International Economic Development Corporation.

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Construction in Edinburg totals $82 million during first third of 2016, EEDC announces

By DAVID A. DÍAZ
Legislativemedia@aol.com

Construction and related building activities in Edinburg totaled almost $17 million for April 2016, bringing the total value of construction activities in the city to more than $82 million during the first four months of the year, the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation has announced.

The latest positive data comes as the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, designated May 8-14 as Economic Development Week in Hidalgo County. This year represents the 90th anniversary of the International Economic Development Corporation.

According to the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court, people who work in economic development partner with industries, brokers, and other key allies to produce the proper business climate that result in the creation of high-quality jobs, vibrant communities, and better quality of life in their regions.

Those who work in economic development profession also play a major role in the region’s long term success by addressing issues vital to businesses such as workforce availability, training, international trade, direct foreign investment, incentives and reduced cost of operations.
The EEDC, of which Agustín García, Jr. is Executive Director, is the jobs-creation arm of the Edinburg Mayor and Edinburg City Council.

The EEDC Board of Directors is comprised of Mark Iglesias as President, Harvey Rodríguez, Jr. as Vice President, Ellie M. Torres as Secretary/Treasurer, and Mayor Richard García and Richard Ruppert as Members.

Combined, building permits in January through April 2016 were issued for work valued at $82,091,207, compared with $51,396,352 for the same four months in 2015.

During April 2016, building permits for work valued at $16,918,004 were issued by the city, compared with $10,029,012 in April 2015.

In general, a building permit is legal permission given by the City of Edinburg, through the Code Enforcement Department, to erect, construct, renovate, maintain, or conduct any other specified activity on any building or structure, or on any installations or facilities therein. The term “building permit” includes but is not limited to building permits, electrical permits, mechanical permits, and plumbing permits

The most valuable projects, not including the value of the lots, which led the way in April 2016, were:

$5,000,000 – Óscar Properties Trust, 3003 S. Expressway 281, Carmike Cinema Subdivision;
$2,000,000 – Houston Fruit Land Co. Inc., 721 E. Schunior, Texas Mexican Railway Co. Subdivision; and
$1,475,000 – Clearview Investments, LTD, 1560 E. Canton Road, Walmart Supercenter #5809 Subdivision; and
$900,000 – Durga Properties, Ltd., 2260 S. Business Hwy 281, The Landmark at 281 Subdivision.

The top categories in Edinburg year-to-date (January through April 2o16), totaling $82,091,207, were:

$24,938,000 – Commercial New Construction;
$20,110,223 – Single-Family Residences New Construction;
$16,276,070 – Multi-Family Residences New Construction;
$15,183,870 – Commercial Alterations;
$2,635,600 – Non-Taxable Alterations (government, religious, but not including the value of construction activities at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley or its School of Medicine);
$1,919,044 – Residential Alterations; and
$1,028,400 –Non-Taxable New (government, religious, but not including the value of construction activities at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley or its School of Medicine.

The top categories in Edinburg during April 2016, totaling $16,918,004, were:

$5,231,296 – Commercial Alterations;
$4,929,000 – Commercial New Construction;
$4,785,633– Single-Family Residences New Construction;
$1,100,000 – Multi-Family Residences New Construction;
$839,975 – Residential Alterations;
$32,100 – Non-Taxable Alterations (government, religious, but not including the value of construction activities at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley or its School of Medicine); and
$0 –Non-Taxable New (government, religious, but not including the value of construction activities at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley or its School of Medicine).

The top categories in Edinburg from January through April 2015, totaling $51,396,352, were:

$21,087,350 – Non-Taxable Alterations (government, religious, but not including the value of construction activities at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley or its School of Medicine).
$13,267,181 – Single-Family Residences New Construction;
$7,662,671 – Commercial New Construction;
$5,903,867 – Commercial Alterations;
$1,776,560 – Multi-Family Residences New Construction;
$1,698,723 – Residential Alterations; and
$0 – Non-Taxable New (government, religious, but not including the value of construction activities at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley or its School of Medicine).

The top categories in Edinburg during April 2015, totaling $10,029,012, were:

$3,630,861 – Single-Family Residences New Construction;
$2,265,271 – Commercial New Construction;
$2,197,000 – Non-Taxable Alterations (government, religious, but not including the value of construction activities at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley or its School of Medicine);
$857,400 – Multi-Family Residences New Construction;
$592,464 – Residential Alterations;
$486,026 – Commercial Alterations; and
$0 – Non-Taxable New (government, religious, but not including the value of construction activities at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley or its School of Medicine).

Also according to the city’s Code Enforcement Department, 33 single-family residences were approved for construction in April 2016, compared with 26 single-family residences during the same month in 2015.

Year-to-date (January through April 2016), building permits were issued for 138 single-family residences, valued at $20,110,223, compared with 112 single family residences, valued at $$13,267,181, from January through April 2015.

For the month of April 2016, building permits were issued for 76 additions/remodels of single-family residences, compared with 72 in April 2015.

Year-to-date (January through April 2016), building permits were issued for 253 additions/remodels of single-family residences, valued at $1,919,044, compared with 223 additions/remodels of single family residences, valued at $1,698,723, from January through April 2015.

Multi-family residences – which range from two-unit duplexes to complexes of five or more units – totaled 12 buildings, representing 24 units, approved for construction in April 2016, compared with 12 buildings, representing 24 units, in April 2015.

Year-to-date (January through April 2016), building permits were issued for 83 multi-family residences, representing 314 units, valued at $16,276,070, compared with 17 multi-family residences, representing 37 units, valued at $1,776,560, from January through April 2015.

APRIL 2016 CITY BUILDING PERMITS, $100,000 AND HIGHER

Single-Family Residences New Construction

For April 2016, there were 33 single-family residences issued building permits by the city.

The building permits, which do not include the price of the lot, ranged from $40,000 to $350,000, and represented a total value of $$4,785,633.

Of the 33 single-family residences for which building permits were issued, 25 of them were for construction each valued at $100,000 or higher.

The $100,000+ building permits follow by value of the construction, name of the owner(s,), address, and subdivision. The permits do not include the value of the lot.

$350,000 – Antonio Salinas, Jr., 3413 W. Mile 17 1/2 Rd., Texas Mexican Railway Subdivision;
$280,000 – Yolanda Doria, 3308 Francis Ln., Santa Cruz Estates Ph. 2 Subdivision;
$250,000 – Rosana Riojas, 1106 May Ct., Summerfield Manor Subdivision;
$229,000 – Ricardo Rodríguez, 1506 Maravilla Dr., Summerset Estates Subdivision;
$200,000 – Jacob and Jonathan Innovative Const., 5107 Juno, Summerset Estates Subdivision;
$200,000 – Jesús and Irasema González, 2627 Stirling Ave., Castle Ridge Estates Subdivision;
$200,000 – Jason Cano, 4815 Nevis Dr., Summerfield Manor Subdivision;
$200,000 – Ángel M. Treviño, 2503 Gregg Dr., Regal Vista Estates Subdivision;
$198,000 – Bri-Tor Homes, LLC., 4805 June Dr., Summerfield Manor Subdivision;
$185,000 – Hilario Jr. and Anna Rebecca Niño, 320 Butterly Rd., Tex-Mex Survey Subdivision;
$180,000 – Elijio Vela Luxor Custom Construction, 4802 June Drive, Summerfield Manor Subdivision;
$170,000 – Daniel Valencia, 4907 August Dr., Summerfield Manor Subdivision;
$150,000 – Verturo Construction Co., 2906 Manchester, Camden Village Subdivision;
$150,000 – Joe Sloss, 4807 Juno Dr., Summerfield Manor Subdivision;
$140,000 – Gilbert and Lyne Cano, 2301 Radiant Ln., Regal Vista Subdivision;
$140,000 – Cristina and José González, 601 E. Champion, Edinburg Original Townsite Subdivision;
$135,000 – Marco García, 3721 Ida St., Olivia Estates Subdivision;
$134,595 – McKenny Glenn, Inc., 4325 Stillwater Cove, The Coves Subdivision;
$120,000 – Lord I. González, 3024 Manchester Dr., Camden Village Subdivision;
$110,000 – Óscar Cantú/Dolcan Construction, 1401 Sparrow Ln., Spring Valley Ph. 2 Subdivision;
$110,000 – Óscar Cantú, 1402 Sparrow Ln., Spring Valley Ph. 2 Subdivision;
$108,000 – Villa Del Sol Construction, 4808 Juno Dr., Summerfield Manor Subdivision;
$105,365 – Miriam V. Castillo, 1818 Leann Rimes St., Stoney Brook Ph. 2 Subdivision;
$100,000 – UR Homes Texas, LLC, 1517 Candy Ln., Sugarland Estates Subdivision; and
$100,000 – Cynthia Escanamé, 3313 Prestwick St., Los Lagos Ph. 4 Subdivision.

Commercial New Construction

For April 2016, seven new commercial construction projects were each issued a building permit for work, with six authorized for work valued at $100,000 or more.

All seven building permits, which do not include the price of their respective lots, represented a combined value of $4,929,000.

The six new commercial construction projects each valued at $100,000 or more, not including the price of the lot, follow:

$2,000,000 – Houston Fruit Land Co. Inc., 721 E. Schunior, Texas Mexican Railway Subdivision;
$1,475,000 – Clearview Investments, Ltd., 1560 E. Canton Rd., Walmart Supercenter #5809 Subdivision;
$900,000 – Durga Properties, Ltd., 2260 S. Business Hwy 281, The Landmark at 281 Subdivision;
$225,000 – MRZ Properties, 901 Bighorn Dr., Bighorn Business Park Subdivision;
$169,000 – Dr. Monzer H. Yazji, 504 S. Closner Blvd., Alhambra Plaza Condo Unit A1 Subdivision; and
$120,000 – Lone Star National Bank, 1510 S. Hwy 336, Lone Star Plaza Subdivision.

Multi-Family Residences New Construction

For April 2016, building permits were issued for six multi-family residences new construction, and each of those projects were valued at $100,000 or higher (not including the price of the lot).

Work on those new facilities represented a combined value of $1,100,000 for that month.

That building permits follow by value of the construction, name of the owner, address, and subdivision:

$270,000 – Lola Properties, LLC, 401 E. Chavez St., Longhorn Acres Subdivision;
$200,000 – Marco Doria, 1212 White Oak Dr., West Oaks Subdivision;
$180,000 – Javier Quintanilla, 2120 Taxco Ct., Villas Escondidas Subdivision;
$160,000 – Sandra Morales, 212 W. Schunior St., Edinburg Original Townsite Subdivision;
$145,000 – Tony Medrano, Lillian García, 1219 White Oak Rd., West Oaks Subdivision; and
$145,000 – Gerardo Zavala, 3401 Aurora Ln., Tulipan Village Subdivision.

Residential Additions/Repairs

For April 2016, there were no residential additions/repairs project, valued at $100,000 or higher, issued a building permit by the city.

However, there were 76 residential additions/repairs projects authorized for that month, ranging from $300 to $97,000, for a total value of $839,975.

Commercial Additions/Repairs

For April 2016, there were 24 commercial additions/repairs which were issued building permits by the city.

The building permits, which do not include the price of the lot, ranged from $500 to $5 million, and represented a total value of $5,231,296.

Only one of those projects was valued at $100,000 or higher:

$5,000,000 – Óscar Properties Trust, 3003 S. Expressway 281, Carmike Cinema Subdivision.

Non-Taxable New

For April 2016, there were no non-taxable new construction which was issued a building permit by the city.

Non-Taxable Additions/Repairs

For April 2016, there were four non-taxable additions/repairs, representing work with a combined valued at $32,100, which were issued building permits by the city.

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For more information on the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation and the City of Edinburg, please log on to http://edinburgedc.com or to http://www.facebook.com/edinburgedc

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